What have we made of our younger generation – cowardly little persons without youth, wildness, courage, without joy in attempting anything, without heresy, without originality and individuality?…But we need all that. We need attempts. We need failures upon failures and the tough nature that is frightened by nothing, that holds firm and endures and starts over and over again until it succeeds, until we are through, until we are unconquerable. Whoever does not take upon himself the danger of defeat, of loneliness, of setbacks, will never attain victory.…We want to create from the heart, and then we want, if it must be, to suffer shipwreck and bear defeat until we have the victory and land is sighted.

Source: For Socialism